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Archive for the ‘Christianity and Culture’ Category

Into the Great Unknown

April 8, 2014

Fear is debilitating. Fear holds us back and keeps us from the work of God. Fear squashes faith. Throughout Scripture God continually tells his people, “Do not fear.” God understands what fear can do to human beings and he wants his people to live by faith rather than fear. One of our greatest fears is […]

A Flood of Controversy

April 3, 2014

Noah has created a flood of controversy. Some Christians have called it insulting, blasphemous, and unbiblical. Others have praised it for its faithfulness to Scripture, artistic value, and focus on justice and mercy. After reading reviews and comments from both sides one has to wonder whether or not they were watching the same film. How […]

Why We Need More Films Like Noah

March 31, 2014

Ever since Noah was released last Friday there has been a flood of blog posts related to the film. Some posts have accused the film of being an anti-Christian environmental diatribe, while others have praised it as a great work of art. I was hesitant to weigh into the vast ocean of works already written […]

The Problem With Liberal and Conservative Labels

March 22, 2014

The rally call of the restoration movement was to be Christians only. Preachers and others called people to give up labels that caused division and just be Christians. Sadly, we have gotten away from this restoration principle and we have both accepted and given labels that are not found in Scripture. The labels that now […]

Son of God

March 8, 2014

On Saturday a group of about twenty people from our congregation gave up our afternoon to go and watch a movie about Jesus. We had a great time. Our group was composed of people from all ages. We had children, teens, adults, and seniors all go. We met at the church and then carpooled to […]

Four Thoughts on Entertainment

February 18, 2014

Entertainment is big business. We spend billions of dollars each year on entertainment. The Lego Movie made 69 million dollars in one weekend alone. I contributed to that 69 million dollars and the next weekend my son and I went again. Entertainment is one of the biggest industries in our society. Companies are constantly vying […]

Musings

February 14, 2014

Social Media I have read several great posts regarding social media lately. In Seductress or Servant: Managing the Addictive Power of Social Media Dan Bouchelle tells his story regarding the dangers and addictions of social media. In I Tweet, & Apollos Blogs, But God… Michael Whitworth asks us to consider why we are using social […]

Four Things We Need to Understand About Evangelism

February 11, 2014

I used to hear a lot of talk about evangelism, but not so much anymore. I hear a lot of people talking about what it is to be missional, but not much about evangelism. Maybe there are people talking about evangelism, but I don’t know them. I still hear lots of people talking about reaching […]

Why Facebook is Hurting Christianity

February 4, 2014

I love Facebook. I have been on Facebook for eight years now. I first created an account in 2006, and I have used it for various purposes. It is great for keeping up with friends, whom I never get to see. I interact with people I went to high school with, and I haven’t seen […]

Should We Celebrate the Super Bowl?

February 1, 2014

Something strange happened to me on Friday. Twice during the day someone said to me, “Have a Happy Super Bowl weekend.” I was kind of taken aback. I wasn’t aware Super Bowl weekend had become an official holiday. I didn’t know what to say. How are you supposed to respond? Should you say something like, “Happy viewing! I hope your TV […]

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